WALKS for the week beginning Saturday:
Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556).
Sunday December 11 at 10am: Jack and Jill Clayton Circular. Meet Jack and Jill Windmills car park. Clayton. Circular walk via the Chattri. Leader Diane 5.5 miles; 01444 450493 TQ 302134.
Tuesday December 13 10.30am: Circular from Ardingly Reservoir. Ardingly Reservoir car park £1 charge. Ardingly – Ouse Valley Viaduct – Balcombe (pub lunch or picnic) – follow path on eastern side of reservoir back to car park. Leader Guy. No dogs please, 7.5 miles; 01444 487438 TQ 334286.
Ramblers’ Association (Sussex area) Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865).
Sunday December 11: ‘Post Christmas Dinner – short day ramble’ - meet Duncton Mill small car park (share if possible). Map Exp: 121 GR: 954.161 @ 11.30am via Duncton Mill/Sutton and Barlarvington Down. Snack 6 or 7.5 miles (dependent on weather conditions and hangover) Grade 1/2 or 2.
Ashington Ramblers (inquiries 01903 892998).
Meet at 10am: Red Lion, Ashington on the second Monday of every month. For further information please ring the inquiry number above.
Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)
Saturday December 10 at 10am: Findon Valley near Worthing, 6 miles Downland, one steep climb. Explorer Map 121/TQ134066. Meet in Findon Valley car park at the junction of Shepherd’s Mead and Coombe Rise. Walk via Monarch’s Way, No Man’s Land, Cissbury Ring.
Sunday December 11 at 10am: Uckfield Anniversary walk from 1977; 10 miles some hills. Explorer Map 123/TQ472213. Meet in Uckfield public car park (free). Enter via the road beside The Picture House cinema at the top of the hill. With toilets on left, turn right to meeting point. Walk via Hempstead, Hadlow Down (L), Buxted Park, Uckfield. Notes: The last 2011 Anniversary Walk.
Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 0103 215269.
Saturday, December 10: Meet at 10.30am in Scarlett Arms car park, Walliswood (TQ119380). Fairly flat (one steep incline) circular walk through woods and farmland with beautiful views of the North Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 3½ miles.
Saturday, December 10: Free, just turn-up at 2pm at Amberley Station car park (TQ 026118). Gentle circular 4 mile walk through part of the Arun Valley to South Stoke and North Stoke. Dogs allowed on a lead.
Sunday, December 11: Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Storrington (TQ 084144) at 10am. Hilly circular walk on to Sullington Hill and back via the South Downs Way. Free, just turn-up. Well behaved dogs welcome. 5 miles.
Monday, December 12: Meet at 10am at Blacksmiths Arms car park, Adversane (on A29 two miles south of Billingshurst). Mostly flat (some stiles) circular walk through farmland. Free, just turn-up. 5 miles.
Wednesday, December 14: Meet park in Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, on A272, at 10am (TQ 183225). Various, mostly flat, (some stiles) 4 to 5 mile circular walks through farmland, woods and along the Downs Link. Free, just turn-up. No dogs.
Thursday, December 15: Meet at 10am at the Holmbush Inn car park, Faygate (TQ 218344). Mostly flat (some stiles) circular walk through woods and farmland almost to Rusper back via Lambs Green. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5½ miles.
Friday, December 16: Meet at 11am in Cripplegate Lane car park, Southwater Country Park. Flat easy circular walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. Free, just turn-up. Dogs on leads. 2½ miles.